5 posts categorized "Stunts"

August 23, 2020

FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

Back in the fall of 2016 I was working for Forbes. I was writing, directing, and producing a video series entitled NETFLIX NOW! where I highlighted film picks for what to watch on Netflix when I received a press release about this new streaming service that combined the film libraries of Turner Classic Movies with films from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Film Movement, First Run Features, Global Lens, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Janus Films, MGM, Milestone, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout! Factory, and Warner Brothers. I immediately dropped what I was doing and launched "Filmstruck Streaming" to coincide with the inauguration of this amazing streaming service. 

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Sadly, two years later FilmStruck would be squashed like a bug by Warner Media. The loss of FilmStruck marked an end to Cinema that coincided with Hollywood's despicable tendency toward children's cinema under the guise of a superhero genre lacking any sense of poetry or soul. 

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So, here are all 11 episodes of FilmStruck Streaming to give you a sense of how great we once were as a culture of cinephiles and movie lovers. Bon appétit.

FILMSTRUCK TAKES A RUNNING START

LOS ANGELES TO FRANCE

UNDER PRESSURE

FEAR THE DECLINE OF VIRGIN EATING

CHRISTMAS STAYCATION

UNDERMINING THE NAZIS

FEMINIST THEORIES

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON

L.A.F.S. DIRECTOR DEBUTS

ON THE FRINGE

LIVING BY THE SWORD

August 14, 2017

TOM CRUISE INJURED ON MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6 SHOOT

From the looks of it, Tom Cruise probably sustained a few cracked ribs and perhaps a broken knee when he attempted to jump from a scaffolding to the roof of a building in London during filming of a scene for his upcoming film "Mission Impossible 6." The film is scheduled for release in July 2018.

Known for performing many of his own stunts, Tom Cruise might want to reconsider leaving such dangerous maneuvers to professional stunt men. While no reports have yet been released about the extent of Cruise's injuries, it seems certain that a visit to a hospital and a period of recovery are in order for the actor whose bravery regarding stunts is unassailable. This is one painful video clip to watch.

UPDATE: It has been reported that Cruise broke two bones, and will be unable to continue filming "Mission Impossible 6" for a minimum of eight weeks.

UPDATE: As of Thursday August 17, it is reported that Tom Cruise broke his right ankle and his hip in the accident. 

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